With twelve award-winning vintages to back it up, 2 Mates has earned a healthy reputation with those who like an elegant shiraz that is big, rounded and full-bodied with loads of dark fruit and tannins. Even Australian wine judge James Halliday has been full of praise. James has rated every vintage between 94 and 97 points. We reckon 2 Mates is the best of McLaren Vale in a bottle. Put us to the test with a mate or two.
We decided that when we returned to Australia we would attempt to make our perfect Shiraz.
Naturally, our wives were a little skeptical. However, we convinced them with our cunning logic, if we don’t sell any of it, we can always drink it.
That’s how the 2 Mates story started and it has been an enjoyable journey ever since.
We are now onto vintage number 13.
Along the way, we have picked up World Wine Awards, other medals and gongs, too many to mention, plus some amazing reviews from leading Australian wine critics year on year.
We have certainly learned a lot about what technically makes a good wine. But the one thing we have known all along is that a great wine is really about the friends you share it with.
That’s what our wine is all about. So be sure to share it with a mate or two.
After all, what are mates for? 12 bottles of first-class 2 Mates Shiraz delivered free anywhere in Australia for just $390.